Brian DeAngelis, who has spent the last five years as East Central University’s Director of Athletics, has stepped down from that post to take a similar position at Texas A&M-Kingsville University in Kingsville, Texas.
DeAngelis is set to take over at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Aug. 6th and is scheduled to remain at ECU until the end of July.
“My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed Ada and our time here at East Central,” said DeAngelis. “We have made some tremendous strides in the last five years and that has been a group effort. I’ve been blessed to work with an outstanding group of coaches, administrators and student-athletes. The future is bright for Tiger athletics.”
DeAngelis became ECU’s Director of Athletics on March 26, 2007 and oversaw unprecedented growth in Tiger athletics, including the addition of women’s volleyball and women’s golf and the university’s transition from the Lone Star Conference to the new Great American Conference. His efforts also helped form the Great American Conference.
“Brian has done a great job bringing us forward and making us competitive at the NCAA level,” said ECU President John Hargrave. “We wish him and his family the very best. We know he’ll do a great job.”
DeAngelis serves on the NCAA Division II Committee for Legislative Relief and is the former Chair of the Council of Athletic Administrators for the Lone Star Conference.
Under DeAngelis’ leadership at ECU, improvements were made at nearly all facilities, including the opening of the 6,500 square foot Pat O’Neal Strength and Conditioning Center, along with improvements at the football stadium, tennis courts, and baseball, softball and soccer fields.
The search for a new ECU Director of Athletics will begin immediately.